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abstinence/ab·sti·nence/ (ab´stĭ-nens) a refraining from the use of or indulgence in food, stimulants, or sexual activity.
Self-denial; voluntarily refraining from indulgences (e.g., eating, drinking inebriants, sexual activity); doing without substances or activities on which the subject is physically or psychologically dependent.
To refrain from sexual activity, usually understood to be by choice.
AbstinenceSelf-denial; voluntary refraining from indulgences—e.g., eating, drinking inebriants, sexual activity; doing without substances or activities on which the subject is physically or psychologically dependent.
abstinencePsychology Self-denial; voluntary refraining from indulgences–eg, eating, drinking inebrients, sexual activity. See Continence, Fast.
Patient discussion about abstinence
Q. I have friend that drinks a lot of alcohol and not only in the parties I worry for her and I do not want that she will be alcoholic, how can i help her?
Q. What is the reason one can't drink alcohol during pregnancy? not even a drop? what about be around people who smoke ? how do i know what are the healthy steps and resolutions i need to take in order to improve and verify my baby's health in any aspect ?